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Shawls wrap struggling community members in comfort and prayer

The Holy Cross Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry consists of 14 parishioners. The group meets regularly to work on their projects, bless the completed shawls and enjoy each other's company. Parish Business Manager Lori Flanagan passed along the following stories and photos from a recent meeting:

"Last week, we had two incidents of people grateful to have received prayer shawls. One prayer shawl went to a woman who is undergoing treatment for cancer and who expressed her appreciation for the work that went into the making of the shawls and her thankfulness for the thoughtfulness of our parish in providing something that she will treasure for many years.

"The second shawl went to a gentleman who is dealing with family members who are ill. He was unaware of the ministry and was so thankful that we would do something for him. He left my office with a smile on his face, clutching the prayer shawl to his chest.

"The prayer shawls are called that because we say prayers while we are making the shawls – the prayers are that the recipient (whomever that may be) will feel God’s comfort, love, and healing as they face their life struggles.

"Knowing how much receiving a shawl means to people is what keeps us motivated to keep making the shawls. If you or a loved one are going through hard times, illness, separation, etc. and could use a prayer shawl, please call the Parish Office. We have shawls of all shapes and sizes for men, women, and children. "

Questions? Contact Lori Flanagan at holycross@new.rr.com or 468-0595.

The Holy Cross Parish Family
Holy Cross Parish Family, with the Eucharist as our center, welcomes all God’s people through our open doors. By working together as a strong faith community, we live what we believe. Our Catholic heritage and solid educational tradition provide the foundation upon which we build for the future.

Founded in 1852 by Fr. Edward Daems, the Holy Cross Parish Family is the third oldest parish in the Green Bay Diocese.

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